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Background to Nicolas Sarkozy case explained

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained near Paris for questioning over alleged influence peddling.

The BBC's Hugh Schofield explains the background to the move, which is being seen as a blow to Mr Sarkozy's attempts to challenge for the presidency in 2017.

  • 01 Jul 2014
  • From the section Europe
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